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Ford Issues 4 Safety Recalls Involving Around 40,000 Vehicles

November 16, 2018 - 11:28 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Ford Motor Co. has issued four separate safety recalls covering about 40,000 trucks and SUVs.

First off, about 160 select late-model Ford Explorers are being recalled due to misassembled fuel pressure sensor that may cause in a fuel leak, which could cause a fire.

Affected vehicles include 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, July 29-31, 2018, the automaker said in a release out Friday. 

Separately, about 38,000 select Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators are being recalled for possibly missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, which may increase the risk of injury.

Affected vehicles include 2018 Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 14, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018; and 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 31, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018

In addition, Ford says it is recalling 270 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles to replace driver airbag modules that may have improperly injection-molded plastic covers that could separate during deployment, increasing risk of injury in a crash. 

Included in the recall are 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles without adaptive front steering built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Oct. 11-19, 2018.

Lastly. Ford is recalling about four new Super Duty trucks for a transmission casing that may be missing materia around the casting where the park pawl engages the transmission. This could cause a vehicle to move while in park, increasing the risk of injury, the company said.

Affected vehicles include 2019 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, Aug. 21-23, 2018.

Customers will be contacted by mail.

Ford said is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from any of these issues.